New Town Construction
Songjiang New Town is now complete. The construction of Songjiang New Town’s international ecological business district made smooth progress, including Dongming Hotel and Wanda Plaza. The construction of Guangfulin Culture Zone continues. The construction of Culture Exchange Center, Zhiye Temple and Ancient Architecture Zone has been completed. And the investment attraction in Thames Town has achieved bigger advancement.
Songjiang University Zone
Songjiang University Zone lies in the northwest corner of Songjiang New Town. The project was started in 2001 with a total area of 4.83 million square meters, including Shanghai Foreign Language University, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce, Donghua University, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, East China University of Political Science and Law and Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts.
Songjiang Economic and Technology Development Zone
The transformation and upgrading of industrial zones has accelerated. Songjiang Industrial Zone has been upgraded as a state-level economic and technology development zone, attracting investment in the Internet of Things, a data center and software park. Songjiang Export Processing Zone has accelerated its transformation into a comprehensive bonded area. In 2013, the industrial zone had total output value of 223.215 billion yuan, accounting for 58.5% of total industrial output in the district. It attracted contractual foreign investment of US$284 million yuan, accounting for 35.8% of the district’s total contractual foreign investment. It had total exports worth US$28.809 billion, accounting for 80.5% of the district’s total, and had a fixed asset investment of 3.39 billion yuan, accounting for 11.7% of total investment in the district.
Sheshan National Tourism and Resort Area
Sheshan National Tourism and Resort Area is famous for its history, culture and religious sites. It’s the only naturally hilly resort in Shanghai. In 2013, the area received 5.89 million visitors, rising 19.6% from 2012 and accounting for 56% of all visitors to Songjiang District. In the meantime, various scenic spots in the area witnessed further improvements, including the completion and opening of Shanghai Playa Maya Water Park in Happy Valley’s phase II project, and the smooth progress made with Shanghai Shimao New Experience Intercontinental Hotel and Shimao New Experience Center.